Pope receives coronavirus vaccine hours after personal doctor dies of Covid

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Pope Francis has received the coronavirus vaccine, according to Vatican sources.

It comes just a day after the Pontiff's close personal doctor died of Covid-19.

The 84-year-old received the jab in the atrium of the Paul VI Hall, according to reports.

He was one of the first in the Vatican to be inoculated with the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, La Nacion reported.

The Pope is due to receive the second dose in three weeks.

He recently revealed he would get the injection and said “ethically everyone should receive the vaccine”.

The Pope said people who refused take it despite it being known to be safe possessed a “suicidal denialism”.

He added: "I believe that ethically everyone should take the vaccine, it is an ethical option, because you risk your health, your life, but you also risk the lives of others.

"Next week we will begin to do it here, in the Vatican and I have reserved a shift. It has to be done."

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